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Tell Walmart, Target and Toys R Us to Give Their Employees Thanksgiving Day Off

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most cherished family holidays -- a day to spend with friends and loved ones. But, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, some retailers open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, forcing many of their employees to work. We know that companies can support their bottom line without sacrificing their employees’ well being. Many chain stores do well and are NOT open on Thanksgiving. As a patriotic American, I am against “Black Friday Creep,” and believe retail workers at big box stores deserve a day to spend with family. Please urge Walmart, Target and Toys R Us to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and instead let employees have some time away from the frantic shopping season to spend with their children, partners and loved ones. We believe happy employees will be more loyal, content and more productive in the long run. Now that’s smart business. As someone who cares about family and community, I urge you to give your employees the day off on Thanksgiving. Black Friday should start on Friday.    

Labor 411
82,740 supporters
Petitioning Brian Cornell, Charles Butt, Doug McMillon, Ian McLeod, Joseph Colalillo, Kevin Holt, Mark Murray, Randy Edeker, Bob Miller, Todd Jones, Rodney McMullen

Ask Major Supermarkets for Healthier Options at Checkout

It’s no accident that nearly all supermarkets in America sell candy and soda in their checkout lanes. Placing junk food near the cash register is a marketing strategy that supermarkets use to boost sales. Not only do supermarkets benefit from the sale of junk food at checkout, but they’ve found a way to make even more money by “renting” out space in their checkout aisles to food companies that pay to have their products there. Supermarkets should support shoppers’ health, not undermine it. Join us in asking Walmart, Kroger, and other major supermarkets to do right by their customers and remove junk food from checkout. 

Center for Science in the Public Interest
11,486 supporters
Petitioning President Donald Trump, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United Healthcare, Total Health Care, Jerry Brown, Califo...

Protect Mothers Rights During ChildBirth! #MothersVoice

You can donate for my surgery here https://www.gofundme.com/p8vcag I'm very grateful that you took the time to listen to my story.  I am not doing this for myself alone, but for all women who have suffered at the hands of negligence. I understand that we all have our own hardships and injustices. I also understand that doctors and their teams make mistakes, therefore it's not about the medical staff but about the system. The system that's in place does not provide rights for women in childbirth. It does not allow even a chance for the medical staff to resolve their mistakes with the patient.  The system in place only allows recovery of $250,000, thousand dollars which means that it is economically impossible for any mother to hold a hospital and staff accountable for gross negligence. During these past 18 months, I've connected with many hundreds of mothers who went through the same horrible experience.  They too are embarrassed, to share intimate details, like I did. I've consulted over 150 attorneys who declined to take my case. Behind me are a multitude of  mothers who were similarly damaged.  I am fully aware of how difficult it is to bring change to systems in the United States. However, if you spend your 30 seconds by signing the petition, you'll provide an opportunity for women to have the ability to hold hospitals and doctors accountable for gross negligence.By signing this petition, you are requesting that the recovery ceiling of malpractice law be lifted for gross negligence on a mother giving birth.By singing this petition you will protect us, mothers, who don't have rights under this system.If you are a citizen of California of voting age, please sign this petition If you are a citizen of another State, please sign this petition and also  start a petition in your home state if there are malpractice ceilings where you live.Together we can make this change! Every year in the United States, 65,000 women with pregnancy or childbirth nearly die. This is by far worst record in the developed countries. Approximately 28,000 babies are born with birth injuries each year. In spite of it all, hospitals refuse to carry responsibility and women in childbirth remain unprotected. We would like to change that on a national level. Every Voice Counts! My name is Kristina and I would like to share with you how my life turned into a nightmare due to negligence at Mercy San Juanhospital in Sacramento, CA.  Perhaps my story will help many to get justice with similar experience. On September 30th 2016, at 3:33am, I gave birth to our wonderful son Moses. But memories of my labor still bring many tears. My pregnancy was very normal and the anticipated labor was supposed to be the same. It was my first long waited pregnancy and I did everything possible for my baby to be healthy. When I was around 36 weeks pregnant, around 1:00am I arrived to the hospital with contractions. I knew that I was in full labor because my contractions were 2-3 min apart. I requested epidural right away, they prepared me but the wait for the anesthesiologist took 2 hours. Obviously, it was too late. At 3:15, I was fully dilated with all of the medical personnel ready to assist me with pushing and welcoming my baby. On the fourth contraction, when the head of the baby was visible, someone ran into the room to get my doctors assistance for another patient. ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE ran out of the room leaving me with contractions and urge to push. I was abandoned by medical staff as I was pushing my crowning baby out. Their negligent act endangered my baby and me. My husband was in shock, ran out after them begging them to come back. I was in so much pain and terrified that my baby would fall on the floor, and no one would be there to catch him. As a result, the repercussions of their act ended detrimental. My husband returned without help. In the meantime, my strong urge to push was only getting stronger which led to the beginning of my tearing. When the medical team returned, without any examination of the changes, they took my legs and started pushing on my stomach, making me tear to the 4th degree. They extend through the anal sphincter and into the mucous membrane that lines the rectum.  In a few seconds my baby flew out of me and the doctor caught him in the air. My baby was very small, only 5,6lbs, which makes it impossible to injure the mother with a weight this small if proper help was administered during labor. Immediately, they told me that surgery under anesthesia will be performed and any future children would be c section only. After I was discharged, the stitches started to fall apart. The wound became dangerously infected. I did not trust Mercy, so I went to Sutter Roseville. When they examined me, they were shocked about my story and to see how my recoverywas failing. After a few checkups with my obgyn who is affiliated with Mercy, I was promised that everything will heal and that I just need time and patience. A year and a half passed, the suffering and pain continue. On January 2018, after many tests I was informed that I need full reconstructive surgery. I am in constant pain because I have severe nerve damage. Pain episodes return me to the emergency room for intensive pain management. I’m constantly on pain killers. Because of the negligence of Mercy San Juan, I became disabled. Because of my immobility, the impact on my husband and family cannot be understated. I’m terrified of my bathroom trips, every sneeze or cough bring me fear. Any of these things could lead to rupture and emergency intervention. We tried talking with the hospital, I begged them to operate me, but they don’t want to be accountable for their negligence. However, they recognized that medical personnel left me alone. The only answer I get from them “We will not be talking to you without an attorney”. I asked to investigate my case, and they assured me they would, but it never happened. They consulted their own obgyn who expressed their own opinion, obviously to protect themselves. No investigation was performed. Many attorneys that I spoke to refused to take my case. Their response was “we can only protect a child, it’s almost impossible to protect mother” I only have one option now, and it’s to ask for your help. With your help justice can be served, and I will finally be able to have reconstructive surgery. My life can get to normal, and I can enjoy motherhood fully, without fear and pain. Only with your help, we can protect mother’s rights during childbirth.

Kristina Kalmykov-Oselska
9,877 supporters
Petitioning Target Corporation, Target, Brian Cornell

Stop Target in Slidell, Louisiana from closing!

Target has been a very important part in our community for many years. Closing the target in Slidell, Louisiana would take the jobs of many hard workers who have been there for years and it would remove the positive impact it has had on our community. They are not like any other Target or big box retailer, the team members are family to each other and to our community. As most of you know, most of the buildings in Slidell are closing or has already closed. Target closing will leave Slidell with yet another empty building. It will be expected to close in February unless we, as a community, can make a difference. Please sign to try and keep Target open so we can continue to keep our community thriving and work there for many years to come! 

Makayla Colleen
6,073 supporters
Petitioning Target, Laysha Ward, Brian Cornell, Rick Gomez, Janna Potts

Offer a plastic-free aisle at the Target in Daly City.

Why plastic? Plastic is in everything. It's terrible for our environment and our health. Recently, a store in Amsterdam offered alternatives to plastic and opened a plastic-free aisle. They are the first store in the world to do so. Let's get Target to commit to being the first store in the United States to offer a plastic-free aisle. Start local with the Target at Serramonte in Daly City. A few issues with plastics: Sea turtles think plastic bags look like jellyfish. I like sea turtles and would prefer not to harm them. Fish are found to have plastics in their bodies. No thank you. Microplastics are in clothing, toothpaste, face scrubs, body washes, and more.  It's 2018. There has got to be some better options. Swimming in a pristine part of the ocean - until you're surrounded by garbage. Seriously, not cool. Plastic is not compost's best friend.  It's not about banning plastic, it's about offering alternative products (such as #plasticfree reusable straws) and opening doors for new companies to sell their plastic-free products in a large chain store. Target has the opportunity to broaden and strengthen their commitment to sustainability. So, what do you say Target? Will you offer a plastic-free aisle at the Serramonte location? #plasticalternatives #lifewithoutplastic #plasticocean #plasticpollution

Rebecca McDowell
3,911 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Target, Brian Cornell, John Mulligan

Target.com Should not contribute to BDS and unblock Israel from their site!

Target.com has blocked Israel shoppers from viewing their website.  Janglo.net is reporting that anyone from Israel who tries to access the site gets an"Access Denied" message.  Someone in Israel confirmed with her friends that they too could not access the site and contacted Target support to find out why she was blocked. Target responded with this template letter that they are sending all users who are complaining.  "The reason you’re unable to place orders on Target.com from Israel is to ensure the data security of all our guests. Target.com has made the conscious decision to block IP addresses originating from Israel, as it is one of the top 5 countries from which malicious attacks against our website originate.    Although you can’t access the site from Israel, our team is more than happy to help you place a domestic order over the phone. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at your convenience, our Target.com is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.  To place an order on Target.com you can call 1(800) 591-3869."   Last year Target.co announced that they would be delivering to Israel. The fact that they are saying that Israel, is one of the top 5 countries from which malicious attacks against their website originates does not sound genuine. Israel is never seen on any top ten list of countries that have high hacking occurrences. Please provide proof of this Target as well as the other 5 countries that are banned. In the meantime please sign this petition which will go straight to Brian C. Cornell, Target'sChairman and CEO and John J. MulliganExecutive Vice President and COO.   

Closed Petition
982 supporters
Petitioning Taco Bell, Brian Niccol, Yum! Brands, Robert D. Walter, Greg Creed, David Gibbs, Glen Bell, PepsiCo, Paget Alves, Michael J. Cavanagh, Chris Connor, Brian Cornell, Mirian M. Graddick-Weir, Justin S...

Bring Back Classic Taco Bell Items Like Enchirito, Baja Gorditas/Chalupas And $1 Grillers

We the people of the world, lovers of delicious fast food Mexican dishes, in order to relive the glorious days of when we were free to eat the things we enjoyed such as $1 Grillers, Enchirito & Baja Gordito and Chalupa and we would like to ask that Yum! Brands reevaluate the decision to discontinue the things we loved and cherished.If Rick and Morty can bring back a roughly 20 year old sauce at the request of its fans, why can't we do the same? There isn't as much variety in the fresh options in the new, and less improved menu. The classic Mexican inspired dishes have been pushed aside for tacos inside of gorditas, there is no chalupa option, and the more economical items like enchirito and grillers have been erased from the menu in lieu of more basic tortilla chip-infused items that appeal to the standard 2am Jack in the Box crowd looking for something terrible to eat after a night of binge drinking. Your competitors such as Chipotle and Taco Cabana are killing in the fresh side of things offering their customers more variety of sauces instead of replacing them with ranch.I can't remember the last Mexican dish I made that contained All American Ranch Dressing.Also, it is coincidental that when Doritos chips were converted into taco shells and introduced to the menu we lost the flavor of the inside of our meals for the outside. We feel that is unfair justice for our favorite realistic Mexican-inspired yums.BRING BACK THE YUMS, YUM! BRANDS! And we will gladly give you our money in return. It's a win/win.

Mallory Welch
438 supporters
Petitioning Brian Cornell

Target Corporation, Please Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock!

Dear Brian Cornell, As the CEO of Target, and as a person who has acted with conscience in the past, we ask that you please Stand With Standing Rock today by choosing to stop banking with Wells Fargo or any bank that supports the Dakota Access Pipeline project.  Wells Fargo is one of the main banks invested in this pipeline, which threatens the sacred sites, drinking water, and environment of the Standing Rock Sioux and surrounding areas. Wells Fargo's funding has allowed Energy Transfer Partners and their security forces to use rubberized bullets, tear gas, and water canons in sub-zero temperatures against peaceful native and non-native people in prayerful protest. While ETP claims that their pipelines are safe, they and their subsidiaries have been an active part of the 3,300 pipeline breaks in the US since 2010. Sunoco alone is responsible for at least 200 oil spills in that time frame, including a pipeline break in Pennsylvania this October that leaked 55,000 gallons of oil into the Susquehanna river. It is well past time for a change to our energy system, and we hope that Target will be a leader in this movement. Since our government is not stepping up to help its own people and allies, we call upon you and other conscience corporations to take action on behalf of the people who shop in your stores. Please take a stand and let everyone know that it is important to Target that we honor the treaties our government made and stop taking land from our Native American brothers and sisters. If Wells Fargo is affected by enough individuals and corporations removing their funds, they will likely retract their funding and stop supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Target's actions alone could help Wells Fargo make the critical decision to do the right thing. The largest bank in Norway, DNB, has already pulled out hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and credit lines, so we know that this is possible. At a time when millions of us are deciding where to spend our holiday dollars, we hope that Target will be a place we can truly believe in, and not yet another place we must avoid. Mr. Cornell, we ask that you and Target be on the right side of history by helping this movement for human rights, native rights, environmental health, the future of America and clean fresh water for all. Please act today. Mni Wiconi. Water is life. THANK YOU.

Barrett McLaughlin
284 supporters
Petitioning Brian Cornell

Target -- Bring Back Smith & Hawken's BioStack Compost Bin

Mr. Cornell, One of the biggest contributors to climate change is food waste. Consumers throw out 40% of food we bring home. Composting turns that food waste into useful fertilizer for the garden, and helps return carbon to our soils. Target holds the key to making composting at home easier for millions of people. Smith and Hawken (R.I.P. 2009) made the world's best compost bin, the BioStack. There isn't another product on the market that is even close to its easy-to-use, 3-frame, stackable design. Target owns the Smith & Hawken brand, and has the molds and patents to manufacture this compost bin once again. Target! Bring back the Smith & Hawken BioStack compost bin so everyone on the planet can compost easily. Make it out of recycled plastics for an even lower environmental impact. Gardening is a $48 billion industry. The market is filled with inferior compost bins that leave consumers longing for the BioStack. Bring the BioStack back. Sincerely, Christy Wilhelmi Founder of Gardenerd  

Christy Wilhelmi
253 supporters
Petitioning Brian Cornell

Target needs to change how collectible releases are handled.

Target has dropped the ball multiple times on collectible toy releases. Instead of implementing a pre-order system like other stores, we are left with frustration that we are unable to have a chance to get new releases while scalpers and employees take them for themselves. Funko POP! Crota was supposed to be released 10/15. Most stores either sold them before the set date or are refusing to set them on that date. We were also told multiple times that we would be able to purchase this product online. This never happened. Target has no explanation or answer for why this happens. With this petition, we will ask target to implement a new way to pre-order and to strictly enforce release dates. We will also ask them to strictly enforce and take action against employees who take collectibles for themselves before they release them. The last thing I would like to see is better communication and answers for why these things happen. 

Ryan Johnson
58 supporters